Tag: Australasia

Australian man jailed for life over Melbourne car rampage that killed six

Australian man jailed for life over Melbourne car rampage that killed six

An Australian man has been jailed for life for killing six people during a car rampage in January 2017, in what the judge described as "one of the ...
Children in drought-hit rural Australia forced to grow up prematurely, according to UN

Children in drought-hit rural Australia forced to grow up prematurely, according to UN

A devastating drought in Australia has prompted concerns about the toll on children in rural areas who face heavy daily workloads and are being fo ...
Search for missing British tourist in Australia after belongings found on beach

Search for missing British tourist in Australia after belongings found on beach

A British tourist has gone missing from a popular beach in Australia alongside his French companion. Police have launched a search for 20-year-old ...
Cheryl Grimmer case: Trial of man accused of murdering toddler stopped over inadmissible evidence

Cheryl Grimmer case: Trial of man accused of murdering toddler stopped over inadmissible evidence

The trial of a man accused of murdering a British-born toddler in Australia nearly 50 years ago cannot proceed, a judge has ruled. Three-year-old ...
Australian senator apologises for wiping blood on ex-leader's door after parliament brawl

Australian senator apologises for wiping blood on ex-leader's door after parliament brawl

Aide James Ashby - who had been instrumental in Ms Hanson gaining outsized influence in Australian politics - has been banned from parliament. The ...
Australia to reopen controversial Christmas Island detention centre after historic government defeat

Australia to reopen controversial Christmas Island detention centre after historic government defeat

A controversial offshore migrant detention centre on Christmas Island is to reopen, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Wednesday, ...
Belgian backpacker 'locked in pig shed and raped by Australian farmer'

Belgian backpacker 'locked in pig shed and raped by Australian farmer'

A farmer in Australia accused of brutally kidnapping and raping a backpacker in an abandoned pig shed after responding to her advertisement on Gum ...
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